Set on the white sands and pristine, crystal waters of Geographe Bay, Broadwater Resort in Busselton is perfect for a family getaway.

I recently enjoyed a wonderful mini-break with my 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son at Broadwater Resort in Busselton. It is especially well facilitated for families with young or older children.

The resort is exceptionally well appointed, making it a home away from home for families, both around the grounds and in the accommodation itself. And, there is so much to do!

There are lovely, tranquil gardens throughout the hotel which contribute to a tropical, ‘holiday’ feel. There are free barbeques on the grounds too by the pool which is are so suitable for families.

The pools are fantastic! The outdoor pool is spacious and free form, set in tranquil, leafy gardens, so lovely to sit by and relax with a book. And for those of us who prefer warmer water for swimming, the indoor pool is ideal. It’s large and very clean. There is also a jacuzzi which is delightful.

There are free bbqs for tenants’ use situated by the pool and the complex was very secure, fully fenced with security tag access.

There are multiple tennis courts for visitor use and the hotel supplies racquets and balls which provided more opportunity for us all to burn off some energy and have some fun.

There is also a games room with pool table and video games, which is great for teenagers. There is a large park and playground between the hotel and beach which is ideal for children.

The accommodation was ideal for families. We stayed in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom self-serviced apartment which was spacious and included a generous balcony and outdoor setting facing the ocean.
The rooms were exceptionally well appointed, containing everything from from crockery to pots and pans, a microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, and more, which really does add to the convenience when holidaying with a family.

Sometimes, with children, it’s much more comfortable relaxing in the comfort of our own space, with a homemade pizza and movie, than dragging them out when they’re tired or ratty.

We enjoyed a balanced mix of our own in-house food, take-away and restaurant fare.

There was a large TV with WiFi access so we could enjoy some Netflix movies as a family. The hotel also offers guests access to its large movie library and games, and even gifted us popcorn!

The hotel is in an idyllic location, set on the white sands and pristine crystal waters of Geographe Bay. We would walk through the hotel gate exit, through the park and directly onto the beach, which was very safe and suitable for young children. The setting was postcard perfect, with clean, white sand and sparkling, clear, turquoise water.

There is a cycle pathway along the shoreline so we could ride into the Busselton township.

There is a small local shopping centre within walking distance to the hotel which is very convenient. This housed a small supermarket, chemist and some take-away outlets, including fish and chips which we enjoyed one evening on the spacious balcony of our hotel apartment.

The location is very convenient with handy access to all the tourist treasures of the South West – wineries, breweries, chocolate and cheese factories, animal farms and many more activities to entertain both children and adults.

I highly recommend eating at Tonic by the Bay – the hotel’s onsite restaurant and bar. The food was superb.
We sampled a few dishes over several nights including pizzas, which were delicious. My son has developed a penchant for seafood after relishing the octopus with romesco and burnt tomato salsa. The short beef ribs with porcini cream and pickled radish were exquisite while Broccolini with roasted cashews and confit garlic renewed the kids’ appreciation of vegetables! We indulged in three Michelinesque desserts, which were exquisite.

I took full advantage of the local, internationally-renowned wines, including a local shiraz and rose.

The restaurant/bar area has lots of live entertainment too and a great friendly buzz, which is great to be able to pop over from our accommodation, without having to worry about driving or parking. There is an adjacent playground neighbouring the Broadwater property.

The Broadwater Resort in Busselton really does cater so well for families, with convenience and comfort. The staff are lovely too – helpful, friendly and relaxed. It’s a wonderful option for families to visit with a weekend or longer.


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